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Silicon Valley vs. Wall Street

How tech is breaking the bank<p>Thirty years ago last Monday, the <b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b> fell by 508 points.<p>The 22.6% drop, known as <b>Black Monday</b>, was the biggest decline ever recorded on Wall Street. The culprit was an algorithm run amok: software automatically started selling off futures when …

Cutting-edge immunotherapy treatment approved for another deadly cancer

The Food and Drug Administration approved a second version of a groundbreaking treatment Wednesday that genetically alters patients' cells to attack cancer — this time, to fight aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma.<p>The treatment is for adults with certain types of large B-cell lymphoma who have not …

Immunotherapy

Meteorites may have helped seed life on Earth

There are many theories about how life evolved on the planet Earth, from formation under a layer of ice, protected from the UV radiation above, to vents in the deep sea that provided hydrogen-rich molecules. But now one team of scientists has found quantitative results that support a theory that is …

National Academy of Sciences

2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to 3 Americans for Body Clock Studies

Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for discoveries about the molecular mechanisms controlling the body’s circadian rhythm.<p>The three scientists used fruit flies to isolate a gene that controls the rhythm of a living …

Nobel Prize

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Guns

This Egg Dish From LA's Eggslut Is Going To Be Your New Favorite

There’s a breakfast place in Los Angeles’ Grand Central Market called Eggslut, and it’s famous for a dish known as “the Slut.”<p>But it’s not the risqué name that brings this dish its notoriety. It’s the fact that the chef who created it so expertly combined coddled ― or gently cooked ― eggs with …

Breakfast

Barack Obama's post-election letter to Donald Trump is filled with unheeded advice

"This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success."<p>There was a lot of chatter around Barack Obama's welcome letter for Donald Trump, …

Writing Clean Code

I recently started a new job. With every new job comes a new codebase. This is probably my twentieth job. So I've seen a lot of …

Source Code

The Best College in Every State

See how your school stacks …

Decorations

Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating (Thomas K.) | Inc.com

I've been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I'm finally getting to it is because it's an excuse to avoid doing something else.<p>Let's face it, few of us, if we're honest, wouldn't confess to occasionally procrastinating. Our lives are busy, with lots of competing priorities, so …

Procrastination

The John Coltrane Record That Made Modern Music

50 years after his death, John Coltrane—and specifically his final free jazz record Interstellar Space—is still making its mark on jazz, electronic, and hip-hop artists today.<p>Today, exactly 50 years will have passed since the death of John Coltrane, one of the most groundbreaking and technically …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Commando Diet - How To Build Muscle & Drop Weight

Your nutrition has a massive effect on your athletic performance and your aesthetics. Coming from a background of competitive gymnastics, soccer, …

Elon Musk warns of AI's risks, calls for regulation now

Commentary: Speaking at a meeting of the National Governors Association, Tesla's CEO says AI is the "biggest risk we face as a civilization."<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>He uses it. He needs it. But he's afraid of it.<p>That might be a …

Artificial Intelligence

The Science of How Poverty Harms the Brain

The stress of poverty can change the brain in ways that further disadvantage the poor.<p>We already know the poor are getting poorer. The proportion of American adults living in low income families increased from 25 percent in 1971 to 29 percent in 2011. And growing up poor ups the chances that you'll …

The Brain

Neill Blomkamp's newest experimental film is up on Steam and it's creepy as hell

Three alien invasion films from Oats Studio and <i>District 9</i> director are now on Steam and YouTube — and they’re looking incredibly creepy.<p>Of the three films, the latest, “Zygote,” is by far the most unsettling, featuring a titular creature that will make your skin crawl, and some pretty amazing …

Researchers encode a movie onto living bacteria

Forget USB drives and the cloud -- what if you could carry every bit of data you've ever used on your skin? That's the long-term goal of researchers at Harvard Medical School, who have stored a video in the DNA of bacteria. It's the first time a video has been recorded into living cells, as opposed …

E.coli
Comedy

Donald Trump – not his son – is the real protagonist of the Russia drama

The story around Donald Trump Jr and Jared Kushner are titillating. But the real issue is: what did the president know and when did he know it?<p>In the unfolding Russia scandal enveloping the White House, we are so fascinated – and entertained – by the supporting cast that we are losing sight of the …

Donald Trump

Tommy Smith: Embodying the Light review – beautifully played Trane tribute

(Spartacus)<p>Scottish saxophonist, bandleader, educator and label proprietor Tommy Smith has been one of contemporary jazz’s expressively independent voices since his teenage-prodigy arrival in the 1980s. John Coltrane was, almost inevitably, an early influence (Jan Garbarek a later one), but the …

Horns

Women's March organizers to protest NRA video that 'endorses violence'

Women’s March co-president Tamika Mallory talks about the march from NRA headquarters to the Department of Justice: ‘This is where the hard work begins’<p>On Friday, the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington will lead a protest outside the headquarters of the National Rifle Association in …

Guns

Pope Francis allies accuse Trump White House of 'apocalyptic geopolitics'

Article vetted by the Vatican offers scathing critique of Steve Bannon, who is Catholic, the Trump White House and ‘evangelical fundamentalism’ in the US<p>An explosive article written by two close associates of Pope Francis has accused Steve Bannon, the chief White House strategist, of espousing an …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Jr. just contradicted a whole bunch of White House denials of Russian contacts

Donald Trump Jr. acknowledged Sunday that he met with a Russian lawyer who had promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton in June 2016.<p>The news, which was first reported by the New York Times, represents the most direct suggestion to date of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and …

Donald Trump

The Best Small Town to Visit in All 50 States

The paradox of big-city travel is that you never really get a break. You ditch work in New York, LA, or Chicago to go visit your buddies in New York, …

Why do some of us find it easier to forgive? Neuroscience sheds light

Whether we condemn the villain in a movie or feel that somebody has wronged us personally, many of us make moral judgments on a daily basis. From a …

Psychology

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Programming

Revealed: Secret list of Netflix codes that unlock hidden list of films and TV shows

Good news for Netflix users - you can use hidden codes to make searching the extensive streaming site easier.<p>It seems not all content appears when …

Entertainment

This Smartphone Startup Competes with Apple and Samsung But It's Not Worried

<i>A version of this post titled “Selling smartphones, one hip party at a time” originally appeared in the Startup Sunday edition of Data …

Mobile

Of Psychopaths and Presidential Candidates

Election 2016 has turned out to be a veritable field day for armchair psychologists—and some professionals, too. This is largely thanks to the …

Psychology